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Default Lønstrup, dk

Lønstrup is a very old small fishing village on the north-west coast of Vendsyssel, the northern part of Jutland in Denmark, which today lives almost entirely by tourists. But there are still a few active fishermen left in the village.
It is needed to protect the village from being "eaten" by the sea and that is done in different ways every year... Last week they were busy driving new sand down onto the beach.... They feed the beach with many hundreds of tons of beach-sand... Each year, before the tourist season starts, many hundreds of loads of sand are transported on lorries that drives through the little village to get down to the beach where they unload their cargoes of sand.... Depending on the summer-weather, they repeat the same procedure two or three times a year.
It is only the village that are allowed this kind of protection against the sea... The private summerhouse owners outside the little village is not allowed to do anything to protect their houses/properties against the Northsea eating through the beaches and the summerhouses laying on the top of the dunes.... For many years the sea has destroyed from 2 to 4-6 and sometimes 8 or more houses each year.
The winter storms, or more correctly the storms in the Fall and in the Spring takes a lot of the land each season. Sometimes both 10 and 20 meters of the beaches and dunes have disappeared during a strong storm....
But still it is not allowed for the land- / summer-house-owners to protect their houses and/or land against the sea.... Copenhagen, (The civil servants in the ministries’), say that it is a natural process and think we shall let nature takes it course…. (Guess they would have the same opinion if it was their beloved city of Copenhagen that slowly was being eaten away by the sea each year)….. But I´m not convinced ….
Enough for now... Just wanted to post pictures from the village and perhaps explain what they show on the photos.
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Default Storm damaged rescuehouse

Here is the old local rescue house that contains the lifeboat damaged by this winters stormy weather...
The old rescue boat where the crew were volunteers who rowed out through the breakers to the ships in distress in order to save the crewmembers. Historically, Stout rescue men saved many sailors and fishermen from certain drowning. Unfortunately, the survival rate on board the lifeboat is not tremendous. In fact, quite the contrary. Many brave Danish rescue men died trying to rescue the distressed mariners along the Danish coasts.
But it was never a problem to man the rescue boats in Denmark. There were long waiting lists in the boat guilds and it was considered a great honour to be a crewmember on a rescue boat.
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